Albireo Pharma, Inc. (“Albireo”) has retained Major Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a General Counsel to be located in Boston, Massachusetts. Interested candidates please contact Amy Katz and Nancy Reiner at AlbireoGC@mlaglobal.com. Please do not contact Albireo directly; all resumes sent to Albireo will be routed to MLA for handling and may cause delays.
OVERVIEW: Albireo is seeking to fill the role of General Counsel. Reporting to the President and CEO, the General Counsel is the principal legal officer of the Company, with overall responsibility for the vision and leadership of the Company’s global legal strategy and services and the management of legal risk throughout the organization. As an essential member of the Company’s senior management team, the General Counsel will serve as legal counsel and strategic advisor to the Company’s executive team and Board of Directors. The General Counsel will be a trusted business partner and problem-solver on a wide range of strategic, operational, corporate and compliance matters and must have a demonstrated ability to proactively develop practical, pragmatic and well-reasoned solutions satisfying both business and legal interests.
COMPANY: Albireo is a public clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing therapies for orphan pediatric liver diseases and other liver and gastrointestinal diseases and disorders. Passionate about its mission to treat pediatric liver disease, Albireo is headquartered in Boston, MA (Financial District) and has an operating subsidiary focused on research and development in Gothenburg, Sweden.
EXPERIENCE: The successful candidate will hold a J.D. and a minimum of 15 years of legal experience, including major law firm training and in-house experience in roles of increasing scope and responsibility, as well as experience in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical or related life science industries. Prior experience as a general counsel or in a senior role within the legal department of a public biopharmaceutical company is strongly preferred. Prior experience and expertise at a commercial stage biopharma company is a plus.
COMPENSATION: A highly competitive compensation package, including base salary, bonus, and equity will be offered for this position consistent with the candidate’s level of experience.
LOCATION: Boston, MA
RELOCATION BENEFITS: Yes, this is a national search, although local candidates are preferred.
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